November 30, 2020 at 6:13 pm #31222
<p style=”text-align: left;”>Thoughts, recommendations etc.?</p>
November 30, 2020 at 6:21 pm #31224Crow BarKeymaster
What is it?
November 30, 2020 at 7:13 pm #31230
It does this
November 30, 2020 at 6:37 pm #31228namelusParticipant
It’s for moving logs and it also props log off ground for easy chainsaw work without chances of hitting the dirt.
They are handy items. We have some by brand name of log ox. They are not cheap but worth every cent especially if you don’t have heavy equipment.
Look in farm area garage sales and estate sales. Will be cheaper than the $200 for new
Using on a full tree means non stop cutting whole tree.
While you are at it this tool helps alot with chainsaw sharpening by hand for those who are not pro loggers, best part is it does the raker at same time.
Get spare rat tail files and square files at local shop hard to find online. 1 set of 2 rat tail files per year per saw one square raker file every 2 years. We have 5 saws and do 23 chords a year a mix of birch pine and cedar.
The next thing is to find a chainsaw sharpening bench grinder, buy a mauve or green sharpening disc the diamond ones are only useful on CNC gang sharpener.
One other thing on timber jack wrap handle with sticky grip tape you will eventually do this chore while wet extra grip is a bonus.
November 30, 2020 at 7:17 pm #31231
Yeah my back is getting tired of wrestling this tree damage stuff and this looks better.
My stuff isn’t that big but keeping that saw blade outta the dirt and using this seems safer than what I’m doing.
Looks like for safety to always work on the handle side.
December 1, 2020 at 5:04 am #31242John ParkParticipant
I don’t use a timberjack, but love a peavey. I try to make the trees fall onto some already laid out logs, so they land crosswise atop something. If not I just use the peavey to roll them onto some smaller logs.
Not that I have anything against a timberjack, heck, one might be superior, but IMO the peavey is easier to maneuver and utilize because it doesn’t have that big offcenter kickstand weight on it.
I’d suggest getting at least one of the two items, save your chain and all the time sharpening.
Just my 2 cents.
December 1, 2020 at 8:10 am #31244
Yeah I just don’t move enough wood for just a peavy. I’m literally the home owner who’s going to cut 4-5 trees a year for firewood and they are usually in a clear area. I’m on the western side of the state so it’s not all timber.
This year we had an ice storm while the trees still had leaves in October so there’s a lot of damage and it’s nothing like just cutting trees down. It’s a dangerous mess with a lot of hangers and widow makers.
I had to dull a set of mower blades because the front yard where my grandkids play had hundreds of 4-6” sticks coming up out of the ground like pungee sticks that needed removed.
I went to Tractor Supply and got a log Jack. I’ll get back at it Thursday after this storm pushes through.
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